The Austin Mosaic Awards organizers announced the 20 finalists who have excelled in diversity and inclusion, with BLF Foundation being listed as a finalist! The 20 companies were chosen from a pool of 37 and will be recognized for their efforts to make Austin’s business space more inclusive. Companies will be recognized in categories such as “Best Tech Company” and “Best Inclusive Workspace.”
Supporting our youth by providing insight and inspiration while giving back to support organizations who are enriching lives in Austin such as the BLF Foundation and Boys and Girl’s Club of Austin was the focus of Create + Innovate Panel Discussion during the SXSW conference.
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00 am, KXAN News aired a segment with the event organizers, including Jason Mayden, CEO/Founder of Superheroic, Donica Williams, Head of Marketing for The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, and Brian Fontenot, CEO/Founder of the BLF Foundation. You can see this segment by clicking the link below.
How many students graduating in December 2017 had a mentor or someone who helped push them to realize their fullest potential? Read more about my interview with BLNDED Media regarding the BLF Foundation
Through the collaboration of The Great Ones, Encore ATX, BLF Foundation, and Black Alumni Austin, we present the LIT Initiative. LIT stands for “love inspires togetherness.” We seek to unify the community through acts of love. This holiday season, we will focus on giving back to the homeless community located in Downtown Austin.
Thanks to your support, we gave over $2,000 of in-kind donations to support those affected. The Greater Houston Area has been deeply impacted by your generosity.
Baytonian in Austin Pitches in to help victims of Harvey via the Baytown Sun
For the first Second Friday morning of our relief drive, we dropped off over $350 worth of items for those affected! Please continue to donate to BLF Foundation if you cannot donate items during Encore ATX events. Every Friday, we are making tax free purchases that every dollar turns into donations.
For the first Friday morning of our relief drive, we dropped off over $230 worth of items for those affected! Please continue to donate to BLF Foundation if you cannot donate items during Encore ATX events. Every Friday, we are making tax free purchases that every dollar turns into donations.
The BLF Foundation, Young Black Austin, The Great Ones, Encore ATX, and Black Alumni Co-Op are focused on finding solutions to help support the many survivors who need our help. We have a few different solutions on how you can play a part in helping Texas (Houston and Austin).
Our 2017 Scholarship Applications are now live! Have students at UT Austin, ACC, or Huston-Tillotson University Apply to today!
Thank you so much everyone who attended EleVate: A Live Music and Poetry Fundraiser for the BLF Foundation! Learn more about the results of the BLF Foundation program.
The BLF Foundation is celebrating over a year of supporting the development of countless college students, through our annual scholarship program and our yearly mentorship program. Join us on August 20th as BLF Foundation, Kickback Brunch Group, and Encore ATX host a afternoon of live music and poetry as a fundraiser to support all of the programs!